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Moth Control

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For 90+ years we have protected properties across the UK from pests

All local technicians are highly trained and certified pest controllers

Innovative and unique treatments that resolve pest problems effectively

Moths

The majority of moths found in the UK (approx 2,500 species) are harmless, however a few are seen as pests due to the damage their larvae cause to materials, textiles and stored food products. Unlike some other pests, moths pose you no health risks as they do not transmit diseases. Moths hold  a vital role within our wildlife ecosystem.

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Moths in your house or business?

Once inside your home some moths - such as Clothes Moths or Carpet Moths can severely damage natural fibres (such as wool, silk or cotton) in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur and even leather items. Moth caterpillars cause the damage by eating the protein (keratin) found in natural materials. This potentially puts your delicate items at particular risk of damage, especially if they are left stored in draws, wardrobes or under the bed for long periods of time.

If you think you may have an infestation Contact Us quickly, so treatment of the moths and their larvae can begin, as left unchecked the problem can swiftly spread to other areas of your property.

Moth Species & Guides

From over 2,500 types of British moths recorded in the UK, only a handful can be a nuisance - causing damage to fabrics and textiles containing natural fibres or scavenging around our homes. Take a look at our Moth Species Guide to see exactly who the jumper nibbling and carpet munching culprits are.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What attracts moths to your house?

    Different species require different types of needs. Clothes moths require animal fibers for the larvie to feed on whereas pantry moths require foods such as cereal, chocolate flour and dried foods.


  • What is the best way to remove moths?

    Prevention is key. Using moth repellent DIY products to protect your clothes and carpets.


  • How long do moths live?

    Typically the lifespan of a moth ranges from 30 to 90 days.


  • What do moths eat?

    Adult moths only need to have various liquids to maintain their water balance and energy such as rotting fruits, saps from flowers or bird droppings. 

    In contrast to thought it isn’t actually adult moths which eat your clothes. It is only after a female moth lays eggs around 50 to 1,000 the larval have mouths. Having a specific diet therefore choosing animal fibers such as wool, cashmere and silk. It is advised to wash and dry clean clothing to reduce the effects of larvae within the fabric.

Rentokil's Solutions for Moths

As experts in the habits of moth species, our BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified technicians are able to offer tailored treatments and helpful preventative advice. We have a variety of solutions to quickly resolve moth infestations in your home or business.

Our treatment options include using targeted insecticide and fumigation methods to chemical free ‘heat pod’ treatments that are suitable to eliminate moths and larvae from delicate items and treasured possessions. Call Rentokil free on 0800 218 2210 to book a survey of your home or business or Contact Us via our web form.

1. Contact

Call us and we will arrange for your local team to contact you

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2. Survey

We will discuss your pest problem, arrange a survey if necessary, and provide a quote and recommendations

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Solutions tailored to your pest problem
  • BPCA certified

3. Treatment

Our BPCA certified technicians will come out to provide your treatment

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Tailored treatment & effective solutions offered
  • Child & pet friendly treatments

4. Aftercare

We'll make as many visits as required to ensure your problem is resolved

  • Pest identificaton & prevention advice
  • Effective & discrete solutions
  • Peace of mind
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Moth DIY Products

From a DIY Moth Trap to Moth Spray to protect clothes in storage from Clothes Moths, our DIY range of repellents are designed to help you control a small infestation.